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DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs

...echnology. Using a scanning force microscope, two chemistry graduate studentsand their research advisors have ...ecules, said Dr. Lawrence Bottomley, aGeorgia Tech chemistry professor who specializes in scanning forcemicroscopy. "Other techniques require us to examine seve...

Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body

...or William Heineman who has studiedthe fundamental chemistry of several heart, skeletal and brainimaging agents...00 molecules. So, inhis recent research, Heineman, chemistry professor Carl Seliskar,and chemistry graduate students decided to try to develop asensor to see if...

Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound

...stdoctoral fellow in chemistry; Jared N.Cumming, a chemistry graduate student; and Donna Klinedinst, aresearch assistant in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine....

Duke Study Uses Tiny Temperature Changes To Probe Water-Exclusion At Protein Binding Sites

... Toone said a "holy grail" of pharmaceutical chemistry -- theso-called "rational design"of drugs -- requi...Arnett, a Duke R..J. Reynolds professor emeritusof chemistry who did early work on the solvent isotope effect while at theUniversity of Pittsburgh....

Affordable, Hand-Held Biosensor For Diagnostics

... patient," said Michael Sailor, Ph.D.,professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCSD, and co-author of the study. For non-trekkies, a medical tricorder is a hand-held device thatperforms all the duties of a clinical laboratory, capable of sampling,analyzing, reporting and otherwise diagnosing a patien...

Chemist Turns To Self-Assembly To Create New Drugs

...llymore efficient," says Paul Wender, professor of chemistry atStanford University and an expert in the synthes...ers,searching for a fruitful combination. Everyday chemistry thengoes to work to "decide" which of the resulting compounds bestmatches the prospective drug's DNA...

Tighter Chemical Binding = Better Meds

...es, thus reducing unwantedside-effects," says Yale chemistry professor William L. Jorgensen, whospecializes in tweaking chemical compounds to tighten their ties to targetproteins. Using sophisticated computer graphics and his knowledge of thethree-dimensional structure of protein molecules, Jorgensen consults...

ACS Industry Pavilion Features Chemistry's Cutting Edge

..., who will discuss theirnon-traditional careers in chemistry --Tues., March 31, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; the engineers who designed GM's new electric car, a prototype ofwhich will be on display -- Mon., March 30, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.; the president of Biosphere 2,...

UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction

...diction at its root: long-lasting changes in brain chemistry that train the brain to expect new levels of pleasure it eventually considers normal. This chemical conditioning occurs gradually, but the changes persist for months after someone stops smoking, setting the stage for relapse, reports UF subs...

UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over

...ciate vice president for research and professor of chemistry at UB, said he thinks the excellent track record MPPP research projects have had overall in attracting outside funds is partly attributable to the program's unique review process. Unlike many other internal "seed" programs at universities, the progr...

Chemical Society's Highest Award Goes To Ronald Breslow

... "I think it's nice to aim to understand the chemistry of life. But morethan that, I want to learn from nature -- to use that chemistry to make moleculesthat are better," said Breslow, an organic chemist. "It's a terrific honor to besel...

Researchers Synthesize Compounds For New Class Of Antibiotics

...pe ofantibiotic," says James Panek, a professor of chemistry who led BostonUniversity's participation in the pr... "This is a significant breakthrough from a chemistry point of view, butit's the first step in the process, " said Michael G. Palfreyman, VicePresident o...

Scientists Create Extremely Sensitive Test For Detecting Radiation Damage

...rophoresis, which Dr. JamesJorgenson, professor of chemistry at UNC-CH, pioneered more than a decade ago. Alaser beam passes across the tube illuminating the sample, and electronicequipment then monitors the resulting fluorescence. Higher light intensitycorresponds to more damage. In the experiments r...

Polish Dumpling-Like Particle Has Potential In Drug Delivery

...ies. Karen Wooley, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at Washington University, recently announced a new...Kowalewski, Ph.D., research assistant professor of chemistry at Washington University, a Polish native who is an expert in atomic force microscopy (AFM), and ope...

Pioneer In Nuclear Medicine Wins Lifetime Award

...uclear medicinehas made it possible to explore the chemistry of the living brain and itsrelationship to thinkin...lternative to war is a better understanding of the chemistry of the brain." The Cassen Award is named after Dr. Benedict Cassen, inventor of ascanner tha...

18 Millionth Chemical Substance Entered In World's Largest Database Of ChemicalInformation

... Chemical Abstracts Service reviews and summarizes chemistry research in patents,conference proceedings and more than 8,000 scientific journals; in the process,CAS scientists identify new chemical substances mentioned in new scholarlyreports, and capture them in the CAS Registry file. New chemical substances a...

Over 6,000 Technical Presentations Will Reveal New Findings At National Chemists' Meeting In Boston, August 23 - 27

...readers for their 75th anniversaryissue. A chemistry exposition featuring more than 225 companies will ..., anOlympic athlete and chemist, talking about the chemistry of sports. # # # # A press room will be available for media representatives in the HynesC...

Study Finds St. John's Wort Can Cut Alcohol Consumption

...ining several effective compounds that alter brain chemistry safely probablycould lessen its severity in people motivated to change. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved St. John's wortfor medical purposes. Note: Rezvani can be reached a...

"Green Chemistry" Cleans Up Environment And Renders Synthetic Drugs

...ethingfriendly and useful," said David Gonzalez, a chemistry research assistantat UF. In a process known as ?Green Chemistry,' chemists feed the chemical orindustrial waste to the bacteria Pseudomonas putida in the lab. Thebacteria consumes the waste, leaving behind valuable compounds. The processreduc...

Anti-Depressants: Miracle Drugs Or Placebos With A Buzz?

...f drugs used to treat depression aproduct of their chemistry or the patients' psychologicalreaction to them? The authors of a meta-analysis of 19 drug studies involving2,318 patients conclude that it may be the latter:three-quarters of the beneficial effect of anti-depressant medications, theycontend, can be ...

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